Aerospace Structures Engineers needed for development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including unique designs at the cutting edge of technology.
Serve as a member of a structures team to join the fast-paced development of these unique vehicles. Be part of a small, focused design team that is backed by a major aerospace company.
Aerospace Structures Stress Analyst, UAS/UAV/RPAS Development
Serve as a member of a design team providing preliminary and detailed stress analysis of airframe structural elements for the development of unmanned aircraft systems for commercial operations. Focus will be on all-composite structures, with a minimal amount of supporting metallic components.
Develop load paths and airframe structural configuration layouts, conduct preliminary sizing of airframe structures utilizing metallic and composite materials
Conduct airframe structural analysis using hand calculations and/or finite element analysis methods such as NASTRAN for a variety of structure types for typical aircraft load cases
Perform structural analysis of primary and secondary structures (e.g., modeling, static, fatigue, damage tolerance, etc.)
Participate in material allowables development test programs
Prepare documentation to support design decisions and to resolve issues
Prepare presentations for design reviews, technical interchange meetings, and technical program reviews
Bachelors degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a related field, from an accredited university.
At least 2 years work experience in the aerospace industry, or a Masters degree in an appropriate field.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written
Ability to work effectively both individually and in small teams
Relevant Coursework / Experience with the composite part detail process, including composites stacking sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing assembly and fabrication processes, post-cure machining operations.
Experience with engineering and/or manufacturing development of structural parts and assemblies utilizing composite materials. Demonstrated strong engineering skills in structural analysis.
Experience with lightweight aerostructures.
Familiar with industry standards for the manufacture, repair and assembly of composite components for aerospace.
Experience with hands-on construction or manufacturing
Experience with analytical software such as FEMAP, PATRAN, NASTRAN, HyperSizer, ABAQUS, MSC ADAMS, Matlab a plus.
Experience with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, such as CATIA V5, Solidworks or Unigraphics
Demonstrated strong engineering skills in structural analysis, NASTRAN for windows using FEMAP, classical hand analysis and closed form solutions
Position open to Swiss or EU/EFTA-eligible workers